Cover photo APA Sourcebook (Inaugural Edition) by Freddy Fabris
The 2020 edition call for images is closed.
Begin by downloading the Sourcebook Guidelines- and use the Photoshop template provided
APA photographer members at the Leader or Professional level can use the power of print and the APA brand to connect with Art Buyers, Art Producers, and Photo Editors. Photographers should use as many different channels as possible to showcase their talent to potential buyers. The APA Sourcebook provides an additional opportunity to be seen by people who hire photographers. We know that increasing your exposure will help drive business growth.
APA provides a complimentary single page to our Leader and Professional photographer members. For those who want to stand out more, a double-page spread can be purchased for $500.
One of the spreads will be selected for the cover of the 2020 edition.
We will begin accepting Sourcebook submissions on Tuesday, October 1, 2019.
Upgrade your membership or join today
It's easy to join or upgrade your membership and take advantage of this offer. Not an APA member at the Leader or Professional level? To upgrade your membership, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you're not a member, this is a great time to join APA. By joining at the Leader or Professional level you will gain instant access to submit your image in our Sourcebook that will be sent to hundreds of agency creatives.
How the Sourcebook program works
A single page features one image and the two-page spread upgrade can feature a one image or two images. Below are images placed in previous Sourcebooks.
©Stewart Cohen (left), ©Dana Neibert (right)
©Tim Griffith. Single image, two-page spread upgrade ($500)
Each page includes one image, the photographers name and web address. There is no additional text on the page.
How to submit your image
APA photographer members at the Leader or Professional level can login to your MyAPA account, download the Sourcebook Guidelines, and follow the instructions to submit your image to the Sourcebook.
When you submit your image - please keep in mind:
- Each page is one single photograph without any added text
- Name your image file with your name (example smith_john.jpg )
- Photo must be in CMYK not RGB
Please proof your receipt - check the spelling of your name and URL and make sure the image has your name (not a name desciption of the image). If you do not recieve an email confirmation, we did not recieve your submission.
WEBSITE: when writing your URL you may include www if your site requires it. Please do not include http:// Since this is a Print edition it is not needed (and it is not aesthetic).
Here are answers to frequently asked questions:
- To qualify, you must be a Leader or Professional APA photographer member.
- You must still be a Leader or Professional APA member when the book is distributed (May 2020)
- This is only available to photographers
- You must own the copyright to the image
- APA maintains the right to not include any submission for any reason.
- Copies of the book are sent to people who hire photographers. Unfortunately, in order to keep costs down (since we are providing the page at no charge), we do not send a copy of the book to the photographers.
- The page template will provide the image area. We suggest using a vertical image for maximum coverage, but you may provide any size, shape image that fits in the image area.